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WA event: A Night With Our Stars

If you are a teacher, librarian, teacher-librarian, or any grownup who loves children’s books (and who doesn’t?!) on 8 March you should head along to A Night With Our Stars at Westbooks in Victoria Park.

Twenty children’s (and YA) authors and illustrators will each have 3 mins to speed-talk about their books published last year. It’s an annual event run by the Children’s Book Council of Australia WA branch and it’s open to the public. Here’s a list of the fabulous speakers:

  • Wendy Binks
  • Rebecca Cool
  • Deb Fitzpatrick
  • Georgia Efford [Uthando Project]
  • James Foley
  • Rina Foti
  • Norman Jorgensen
  • Clare Harris [Uthando Project]
  • Brigid Lowry
  • Bevan McGuiness
  • Meg McKinlay
  • Sonia Martinez
  • Sally Murphy
  • Chris Nixon
  • Matt Ottley
  • Danny Parker
  • JB Thomas
  • Zoe Thurner
  • Jan Tilbrook
  • Leanne White

Tickets are $25 and you can pay at the door on the night, but you do need to book. For more info (and booking details) see the CBCA WA website.

NB This is not an event for children. (Sorry—we’ll let you know about more kid-friendly events soon!)

(Westbooks also stock Alphabet Soup magazine. What a top bookshop!)

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WA book event: BOOKWIZ 2011

28/6/2011 notice: We have been advised that this event has been cancelled.

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (WA branch) runs an annual book-based quiz in the style of ABC TV show, Spicks ‘n’ Specks. It’s called BOOKWIZ! Bring your family and friends along for a fun afternoon and meet local authors and illustrators.

"bookwiz 2011"

Sunday 3 July, 2-4 pm

MC: MEG MCKINLAY (author of Duck for a Day and The Truth About Penguins
Where: Boulevard Centre, Floreat [beneath Cambridge Library], Western Australia
Cost: $12 adults   $6 school students [includes refreshments]
Bookings: Chloe Mauger ––  phone: 9295 1328